# Find missing numbers in a sorted list range in Python

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Given a list with sorted numbers, we want to find out which numbers are missing from the given range of numbers.

## With range

we can design a for loop to check for the range of numbers and use an if condition with the not in operator to check for the missing elements.

## Example

Live Demo

listA = [1,5,6, 7,11,14]

# Original list
print("Given list : ",listA)

# using range
res = [x for x in range(listA, listA[-1]+1)
if x not in listA]
# Result
print("Missing elements from the list : \n" ,res)

## Output

Running the above code gives us the following result −

Given list : [1, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14]
Missing elements from the list :
[2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13]

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## Example

Live Demo

listA = [1,5,6, 7,11,14]

# printing original list
print("Given list : ",listA)

# using zip
res = []
for m,n in zip(listA,listA[1:]):
if n - m > 1:
for i in range(m+1,n):
res.append(i)

# Result
print("Missing elements from the list : \n" ,res)

## Output

Running the above code gives us the following result −

Given list : [1, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14]
Missing elements from the list :
[2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13]